Giant bandicoot

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Giant bandicoot[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Peroryctes
Species: P. broadbenti
Binomial name
Peroryctes broadbenti
(Ramsay, 1879)
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Giant bandicoot range

The giant bandicoot (Peroryctes broadbenti) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.[2]

The type locality is Papua New Guinea, Central Prov., banks of Goldie River (a tributary of the Laloki River) inland from Port Moresby.


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Peramelemorphia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A., Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. (2008). Peroryctes broadbenti. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008.